I think you might as well get used to an accelerated pastiche of the American past. Just as technology cycles shorten between advancements, so you are also going to see an accelerated cannibalism of past American culture. Like I said, the ABILITY to rip off the past has become something the consumer -- and not a bona fide artist -- can do now, due to the internet and tech boom. People with no musical skill can sample and mix their own songs, for goodness sake; the opportunity is now widespread, so remaking things is far simpler and also becoming more engrained in the popular psychology of the culture.
Meanwhile, has patience EVER been an aspect of American commercialism? No. It's driven by money; if they can make a cost assessment and see a profit, it's going to be done by someone... and if you don't do it first, someone ELSE will. Hence, the cycles will shorten... which unfortunately will ruin the project since you HAVE to let things disappear in the past for some time so that the culture can approach them fresh; remaking movies too soon (if at all) ruins the potential for the remake to be worthwhile.